Jan 09, 2019 Calendar Girls
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  REVIEW Calendar Girls, the Musical – Mayflower Review: Beccy Conway Images: Matt Crockett The tale of the Calendar Girls of the Women’s Institute has been in the public eye since 1999, when eleven ladies from the Rylstone & District WI in Yorkshire set about producing an ‘alternative calendar’ in aid of the Leukaemia Research Fund, […]

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Dec 19, 2018 Mayflower
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  The Mayflower doesn’t do pantomime by halves, and this year’s show, Dick Whittington, is no exception. And this is the big London Palladium production. Big names in a big, big production, ticking all the right boxes. You can’t get much bigger! Many people had already tweeted about how they had been hooting with laughter […]

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Nov 22, 2018 La traviata
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  Review: La traviata- Welsh National Opera / Opera Cenedlaethol Cymru – Mayflower The Welsh National Opera never do anything by halves. Right from the off, the stage was full of people – more than 40 all at once enjoying a party. I felt so involved I wanted to go down and join in! If […]

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Oct 09, 2018 Wicked
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REVIEW: Wicked, Mayflower The wicked witch is dead … or is she – either wicked or dead? Helena Gomm tries to find out…! A political leader who is all self-inflated pomp but no substance, who lacks any kind of moral compass, who disseminates fake news and bases his policies on anything that will increase his […]

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Sep 26, 2018 Mayflower
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  New colour scheme for Grade II theatre’s 90th Anniversary Ta-dah! The Mayflower has revealed its new look after 11 weeks of work… and there’s not an inch of green in sight! Wowsers. Here it is then… the result of 11 weeks of hard work in a £7.5m makeover for the Mayflower. We’ll say it […]

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May 18, 2018 War Horse
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  REVIEW: War Horse by the National Theatre at the Mayflower Nobody in this show needs a reviewer like me to tell them how good War Horse is. Ten years should more than adequately have done that already. This is the second UK tour which carries through until 2019. It’s apt that we’re seeing it […]

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May 02, 2018 officer
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  REVIEW: An Officer and a Gentleman – The Mayflower Richard Gere may not have big feet but he has big shoes to fill when it comes to playing the role of Zack Mayo, the trainee US Navy pilot in ‘An Officer and a Gentleman’. Gere made the part his own in the 1982 big […]

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Mar 28, 2018 cinderella
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  REVIEW: Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella – The Mayflower – Looks like it’s five stars yet again for Matthew, Ashley and company – by Beccy Conway Images: Hugo Glendinning (profiles) and Johan Persson (production) Every springtime for the past few years, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures company has returned to The Mayflower with another production from their […]

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Feb 25, 2018 Miss Saigon
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  David Cradduck watches Miss Saigon at The Mayflower. Being a country bumpkin, I have not seen a great many big West End shows so cannot compare Sir Cameron Mackintosh’s latest touring production of Miss Saigon with either the original 1989 show in Drury Lane (yes, it really is nearly 30 years ), or the […]

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Feb 03, 2018 The Sleeping Beauty
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  REVIEW: Birmingham Royal Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty, The Mayflower Southampton By Beccy Conway The original incarnation of The Sleeping Beauty was commissioned by Director of the Imperial Theatres, Ivan Alexandrovich Vsevolozhsky, and premiered at the Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg in 1890.  The work of choreographer Marius Petipa and composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, The […]

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